Comment: Pointless comment.

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Pointless comment.

Well, then, neither was Hitler, or John Gotti for that matter, if you want to re-define murder as only involving the trigger-puller. But that definition would be incorrect in a moral, legal or even literal sense. Just ask the Nuremberg judges. Or the jurors in the Southern District of New York.

Individuals are responsible for their actions. You can start prosecuting from the bottom up, if you want, and maybe that's the best strategy (although I'm not so certain.) But making this illusory distinction doesn't help. Quite the contrary.

"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." -- Joseph Goebbels